Whereas there is only one species of seagrass in most of North America and Europe, in Shark Bay there are 12 species, and, in some places in the Bay, nine can be identified in a single square metre. This makes the marine park an important part of the wider Shark Bay World Heritage Area.
The marine habitats of Shark Bay Marine Park offer many shallow, but highly recommended, diving and snorkelling sites. Don’t miss Monkey Rock and the wreck of the Gudrun, rated by the Western Australian Maritime Museum as one of the State’s best wreck dives.
Fish species in the area include estuary cod, many species of brightly coloured wrasse such as cleaner fish and green moon wrasse, scissortail sergeant, lined butterfly fish, varieties of surgeonfish and stunning angelfish.